The curious world of public information posters
They were colourful, creative and conveyed serious messages to the British public. And although many of them were published half a century ago, many of the issues featured in the public information posters of the mid-20th Century remain important today.
Dozens of information posters from the past - now held by the National Archives - feature in a new book, Keep Britain Tidy and Other Posters From The Nanny State. Its author, Hester Vaizey, discussed the selection with BBC Radio 4's Today programme.Continue reading the main story
Keep Britain Tidy - And Other Posters from the Nanny State, by Hester Vaizey, will be published by Thames and Hudson on 7 April 2014.
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All images copyright the National Archives. Archive audio courtesy BFI National Archive.
Music by The Champs, The Crew-Cuts, Booker T and the MG's, The Byrds and Steely Dan.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 26 March 2014.
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